Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Tomato Tom-ah-to. Potato Pot-ah-to. Doughnut v. Donut? Which camp are you in?
I did a little Googling on this topic and it turns out that Doughnut is the dictionary-approved spelling for this sweet indulgence. It was shortened to donut in the late 1800’s, but was popularized in the 1920’s by a campaign for the popular American Dunkin’ Donuts chain.
The doughnut spelling is more popular and widely used, but the donut version is used in about 1/3 of American publications.
I tend to be old school when it comes to grammar and writing. I know! I know! I don’t keep things perfect on this here website and I’m quite proud of my ability to create long run on sentences. The reality is that I am a bit more casual here and like to keep my voice conversational. Like how I actually talk with my friends, ya know?
As an attorney, I’ve spent years with the more conservative style of writing for motions, orders, etc.
Didn’t think so.
So deep in my heart I identify with traditional and I go with doughnuts. If you like donuts, then be all you can be! There are no judgments here!
Now that we’ve got the academics out of the way, let’s talk about these Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts/Donuts. If you can find Cara Cara Oranges, buy every single one of them and hoard them all for yourself. I don’t like to advocate violence, but I’ll not judge you if you must mow down your granny in order to scoop them all into your cart and run for the door.
I also don’t encourage shoplifting, but no judgements you if you lose your head.
I got sidetracked and lost my own head over these oranges, so let’s get this train back on the rails and talk about doughnuts. I don’t know why, but a few weeks ago I had an unreasonable compulsion to make doughnuts. Problem. No doughnut pan. We went on a mission to find the doughnut pan, found one, and here we are with some delicious Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts.
Oh! And did I mention that they’re baked, not fried? Points for less calories!
Less calories justifies more glaze. I’m just sayin’…..
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- Cooking spray
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 1 Cara Cara Orange, juice and zest
- 3 Cara Cara Oranges, juiced and zested
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
- In a separate bowl combine egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla bean paste, Cara Cara juice and zest
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined
- Generously coat doughnut pan with cooking spray
- Transfer batter to doughnut pan filling about 3/4 full
- Bake 15-18 minutes
- Cook on wire rack for 5-7 minutes then turn out onto the rack, repeat until all batter is gone - should make about 12 - I only have one pan so if you have two just use both
- While the doughnuts are baking make the glaze
- Combine the juice from the 3 Cara Cara Oranges and powdered sugar in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of the milk and then continue adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the consistency you like
- Put white chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each heating until melted and smooth
- Pour Cara Cara glaze over doughnuts
- Do it again - because why wouldn't you?
- Use a spoon, pastry bag, or zip top bag with a small corner cut off to drizzle white chocolate over the top in whatever pattern blows your dress up
- Garnish with zest